Showing posts from August 5, 2012

In the box....out of the box

Here's the deal.  I think kids have too many toys.  There, I said it. I've felt that since our kids were small.  Too much stuff and nothing to do with any of it!  Kids really do like a big empty box, and a bunch of wooden spoons and Tupperware (dating myself now) from the bottom kitchen drawer.  Metal pans are too noisy.  We had a small house.  It was duplex on a cul-de-sac.  Per usual, the kids kind of dropped stuff and we stepped on it or over it.  Something needed to be be done.  I looked around.  All I saw was me.  Nobody else seemed to care.  Alrighty.  I was elected by one vote.  Mine. I decided to not squawk about the toys anymore.   Instead, I gave two warnings to the kids to put the items back where they belong.  And then I went to work.  If they ignored it, no problem.  When they weren't looking I picked them up.  And I tossed them into a box, in the laundry room.  They surely weren't going in there!  And if I recall, I tossed some of Carl's toys in